Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart” (ESV). No, this isn’t a name-it-and-claim-it type of theology. The reality is that if we seek Christ in everything we do, the Holy Spirit will direct us. His desires become our desires. His plans become our plans. Our every motivation is to make Christ known and to grow in Him. How does that relate to parenting? If our kids see this delight in our lives, don’t you think that as we show this in our daily lives, it will motivate them to follow Christ? Some of my favorite memories are of my grandparents being at peace about everything because they knew God was in control.

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Suggested Reading: Psalm 37:4,, Proverbs 3:5-6